Program Director, Business and Finance Law

Washington, D.C.
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Law School is currently seeking a candidate to fill the position of Program Director, Business and Finance Law. This position will report to the Dean and will have the following responsibilities:

Program Responsibilities

• Creates opportunities to promote and showcase the scholarly and other work of the Business and Finance Law faculty
• Coordinates administrative support for conferences, symposia, and other scholarly, professional, and public-facing projects and events initiated by individual Business and Finance Law program faculty and related centers, initiatives, and programs
• Supports faculty and student research and scholarship on relevant topics.
• Responsible for publicizing the work of Business and Finance Law faculty and students by developing programmatic communication materials, as well as providing input to annual Law School publications on related program topics/issues.
• In conjunction with the library, develops and administers special educational and research programs in the field of business and finance law.
• Attends bar, organizational and public meetings to obtain exposure and recognition for the program and receive feedback on issues and matters that will help ensure success of the program.
• Consults with faculty advisors to the Business and Finance Law program; collaborates with faculty-led centers and initiatives affiliated with the program.

Development Involvement

• Works with the Executive Director of Development in the cultivation of gifts in support of the Business and Finance Law program, as well as in recruiting and collaborating with members of the program's advisory board. Consults with the board for feedback on strategic initiatives for the program.
• Interacts with the program faculty and law alumni office in organizing alumni programs, lectures, colloquia series, and similar events related to the Business and Finance Law program.
• Cultivates and implements efforts designed to enhance non-J.D. tuition revenue sources, including CLE and Executive Education, content for a potential MSL degree, and other strategic revenue opportunities consistent with the short- and long-term financial plan of the Law School.

Student-Related Duties

• Collaborates with program faculty, the Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the entire academic team in developing program curriculum and course content for LLM and JD students; works collaboratively on program-related activities that enhance the reputation of the Law School.
• Develops a recruitment plan and works with graduate programs staff to substantially increase LLM enrollment in the Business and Finance Law program.
• Collaborates in the management and supervision of student research and writing undertaken towards the completion of an LLM degree in the program to include, theses, relevant journal notes and research papers; works directly with students to complete written projects and to facilitate publication; monitors student progress and their progress toward completion of degrees.
• Assists students in identifying and competing for employment opportunities and collaborates with the Career Center and other internal offices on the establishment of a program of internships/externships in business and finance law.
• Works with the Student Bar Association, program faculty, and other offices on business and finance law-related competitions and awards.
• Serves as liaison and principal contact for prospective students, visiting scholars, etc., regarding the program.
• Oversees the recruitment hiring and supervision of an endowed attorney (LLM) fellow to support the work of the program.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

JD degree preferred.

Experience in legal education and/or law practice in business and finance, to include extensive knowledge and understanding of the various disciplines within these fields.

Familiarity with major federal financial regulatory agencies and other national/international professional law organizations.

Previous experience in program administration, fundraising and/or public relations.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Ability to supervise subordinates constructively and effectively.

Ability to work and partner with program faculty on joint programming efforts.

Demonstrated administrative and management experience.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: GW Law School (LAW) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday through Friday Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure consideration, please complete all fields of the application to include employment dates, hours worked, etc.

Qualified applicants maybe considered for a separate professorial lecturer appointment.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006260 Job Open Date: 04/11/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have an ABA-accredited JD or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please explain how your education and experience relate to the position.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in higher education administration or curriculum administration, development, and implementation?
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you have experience in fundraising? If so, please describe your experience.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Do you have experience working with a diverse student body?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please explain why you left your last position or why you want to leave your current position.
    (Open Ended Question)
  7. * What are your salary expectations?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

    Documents needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
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